Ovzon works to reduce the environmental impact of its operations and thereby promote positive performance in the industry. Competence development is a key component of these efforts, and the goal is for all employees to have a basic awareness of the company’s environmental initiatives.
Ovzon’s main contribution to a better environment is that its services generate a reduced need for travel, since satellite communications make virtual meetings a more attractive alternative and also reduce the customer’s travel costs.
Ovzon’s services thus promote a global reduction in CO2 emissions.
In general, there is increasing awareness of how the planet’s environment needs to be protected and how operations should be conducted to minimize their climate impact. On the other hand, awareness of efforts to protect environments beyond the boundaries of the planet is more limited. The UN General Assembly has recognized that “space debris is an issue of global concern and that the likelihood of future acci- dental collisions is expected to increase as more objects are placed into orbit”. In the near future, space debris therefore constitutes an imminent threat to global access to space and an increased risk of satellite collisions.